Fania Records announced today a new association with award winning actor John Leguizamo and WestBeth Entertainment. The CD, titled "Ghetto Klown - Music From My Hood", will be curated by Leguizamo will include tracks from the famed Latin music label and will be accompanied by a booklet with liner notes and photos.
This production will be released in conjunction with John Leguizamo’s return to Broadway for his new show titled “Ghetto Klown”. The show, conceived and performed by Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo, will be playing at the Lyceum Theater in Manhattan with previews on January 21st – February 21st and opening night on March 22, 2011, under the direction of Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens and presented by WestBeth Entertainment, Daveed D. Frazier and Nelle Nugent. The CD will be available at the show and released in traditional music retail channels in March.
"I am honored to be able to collaborate with the legendary label and re-visit all my favorite classics," said Leguizamo. "It is a dream to create my own compilation with the songs I grew up with and were an inspiration for all my shows."
About Ghetto Klown
Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
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Fania Records announces its support and endorsement of New Jersey International Salsa Congress, LLC, by making accessible its entire digital and CD library for play at the Garden State's Official and Premier Salsa & Latin Dance Event for the enjoyment of its participants. Fania Records will also provide promotional support with a variety of products available on site during the April 22 to 24, 2011 event, which will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Fania Records’ Official Dee Jay and Music Representative Earl “El Caobo” Hall will be one of the featured talents for one of the most enjoyable dancing events of the year.
Fania Records also recognizes and commends New Jersey International Salsa Congress, LLC for its continued tradition to feature original Salsa and Mambo bands, such as the legendary FUEGO '77. The reunion of one of the most beloved bands from the tumultuous 1970s marks a momentous and singular event where the principal band members, including luminary New York Sonero Frankie Vázquez, are scheduled to perform for the first time in more than 30 years on April 23, 2011, at said event.
"We are honored to be have the support of the legendary label and to feature all our favorite classics in an official capacity at our Congress, said Executive Producer Pablo San Gabriel. “We are also very excited to continue the tradition of featuring the revival of classic Fania bands such as FUEGO ’77.”
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